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    Hi all I'm not sure if this is the correct section to post in but I'm going to pick a puppy up on Thursday and I have already told the breeder that I'm going to be bringing some form of a contract that when I get the pup vet checked if the pup has any health issues I will be returning the pup for a refund and they have agreed but I'm unsure what to write and obviously I need them to sign it but what wording should I use? Any help in this matter would be brilliant. Thank you

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    Normally the breeder would provide a contract...are they not? Contracts I have signed state you have to get a vet check within 72 hours, thereís usually a 1 or 2 year health guarantee and if for any reason you canít keep the dog, you have to call them first as usually they will take the dog back and rehome. There would also be something about neutering or spaying if itís a pet dog and if you have any breeding rights.


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    Here the breeder provides that contract - here I think it is a standard doc issued by the Swedish kennel club. I suggest you check if there is a British equivalent and what regulations/recommendations apply. The breeder should know these things.


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    Agree with above. It’s the breeder that gives you a contract.

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    This is the first and only litter they are doing and I think it's as new to them as me. They have a printed not from the vets saying pups are all healthy it's just for my piece of mind. I will just write what I think should be on it and obviously both me and the breeder will sign it. They are totally fine about it and said I was the only one that asked for anything like this. I probably wouldn't of bothered if I was getting one of her bigger pups it's just with this pup being smaller. Thanks all for the replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stanlee View Post
    This is the first and only litter they are doing and I think it's as new to them as me. They have a printed not from the vets saying pups are all healthy it's just for my piece of mind. I will just write what I think should be on it and obviously both me and the breeder will sign it. They are totally fine about it and said I was the only one that asked for anything like this. I probably wouldn't of bothered if I was getting one of her bigger pups it's just with this pup being smaller. Thanks all for the replies.
    Contracts, letters or vet approvals has nothing to do with the size of the pup. If you’re still having from what I’m reading doubts about the size of your pup, buy elsewhere or a reputable breeder which will offer you a legal contract. Up to you.

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    I have heard of ailments with pups being the runt so just trying to cover all bases

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    If this is the first and only litter and they aren't preparing a contract themselves, I would be a little weary of getting a pup from them. Has the dam and sire both been health tested? Did they just decide to breed any female and male to get puppies? Are they purebred? An unhealthy puppy will end up costing you way more down the road than just the purchase price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cbrugs View Post
    If this is the first and only litter and they aren't preparing a contract themselves, I would be a little weary of getting a pup from them. Has the dam and sire both been health tested? Did they just decide to breed any female and male to get puppies? Are they purebred? An unhealthy puppy will end up costing you way more down the road than just the purchase price.
    Both parents are Kc registered and its there only litter because of complications during birth the mother had to have a cesarean which I understand is common but for what ever reason they decided to have her spayed at the same time.
    Also no one can say how healthy a dog can be in years to come. Just looking at some of the health problems being mentioned on this forum proves that. I have seen the mother and pictures of the father and papers which would suggest they are pure bred. The only thing I am not so sure about is the breeders experience and for this reason I'm asking for advice on here rather than the breeder. Thanks

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    Just to throw this out there with regards runts. We were given the runt of a litter once. Our American Bulldog, Sadie. She grew into gorgeous girl and without a doubt, the smartest dog we have ever had. She was healthy until she developed epilepsy about 18 months before she died at age 12.
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    Good that the parents are KC registered - I still think you should check with the UK kennel club for a standard contract. If you and the breeder are both inexperienced, you might need help to put the right details into the contract. Our contract helped us get what was at that time a standard-level refund when one of our boy's testicles didn't drop, but it didn't cover the breathing issue that forced Castor to go through surgery at 18 months. Now, he's a strong healthy boy, but small (smallest of the litter, we think), and although parents are KC registered and have hade good show resultat, you never know.

    On another note, although I think (standard) contracts are good, you need to consider why you want it. Will you be willing to return your pup if it turns out to have some issue? What will then happen to that pup? As such contracts are standard procedure here, we didn't think about it, but we would not have returned a pup we had welcomed into our family.

    Good luck!


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